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12 brilliant political cartoons that will help you understand the history of Israel and Palestine

The world’s eyes are on Israel and Palestine, as the current crisis in Gaza has now led to the deaths of more than 600 Palestinians and 30 Israelis.

While the latest round of violence has made headlines, it is not an isolated incident. On the contrary, today’s fighting is yet another page in a years-long, bitter conflict. Israel’s creation in 1948 sparked one of history’s largest refugee crisis, wars, terror attacks and a harsh military occupation. 

To fully understand what’s happening today, you need to appreciate the long history of the conflict. 

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